It’s Sunday, time for my weekly interior design inspiration session, also known as “I really want to redo the whole of my house, but might have to wait a while longer….” This week, I’ve been crushing on white (#repeatoffender) with little touches of gold, both yellow and rose. A light fixture here or a kitchen or bathroom tap there, the hue of the accent forms a perfect offset that makes the white look even more pristine and calming, so hey, double whammy!
Sundays at casa LeenLovesStyle are for deco dreaming, and today is not an exception. Those who know me, are well acquainted with my special “deco dreaming map” on my phone, a visual smorgasbord of all that entices me and makes float away on a cloud of interior design inspiration. This goes from colour schemes, little trinkets to all over designs, from bathrooms to kitchens and from white to white and more white. hey, what did you expect? Here’s what caught my eye (and my phone) this week. Images via Pinterest and Tumblr
It’s funny how one’s taste can change over the years. 5 years ago, you couldn’t get me to like or wear gold even if you forced or bribed me to, and now, it’s slowly but surely creeping in. True, I still only like it in a matte or slightly antique, somewhat burnished hue, but it’s starting to pop up in the form of a cuff on my arm, or a little tray around the house. Lately however I’ve been loving how it seems to spice up my beloved white and marble combination, especially in the bathroom. A brass golden tap or sink lightens up an entire bathroom, however, let’s just keep it at that one golden touch, the Versailles look is a deco no-go for me…
Another Sunday, and a rare moment of utter relaxation while my two mini’s are happily (and quietly) playing… time to get deco dreaming. A series of click throughs led me to Harper and Harley (I.Adore.Sarah!!! And her style even more so!) and more specifically her article “How To Make You Work Space Look Straight Out Of Pinterest”, and boy, I was sold. All of my office dreams had been turned into reality, and poured into visuals for me to see (and pin, and save onto several boards!). A lot of white, touches of grey and black and beautiful marble accessories and some greeneries as the finishing touch! Aaaahhh deco dreaming, my favourite Sunday pasttime! Pictures via Harper and Harley
Sundays are for naps, catching up on todo lists, and a good dose of eye candy. I was browsing through some interior inspiration posts I had bookmarked, and a drop dead gorgeous home in Primrose Hill, London provided some epic and definite eye candy. Besides a perfect London location, a stunning kitchen, private courtyard and a whole lotta loveables, it was especially the killer bathroom that had me salivating! Straight into my inspiration folder it went for my big bathroom -redo project when we move houses in the future! Clean, streamlined, white and grey, that much I knew I loved, but those brass fixtures, oh those brass fixtures… It’s Sunday, I’m in love! Pictures via JJ Locations
The greyer it gets outside, the dreamier I get inside. I know I keep blabbing on and on about white and black and all that monochrome love of mine, (I should probably rename this blog 50 shades of white obsessed), and this time, but deco dreaming has skipped an entire room and has zoomed in on a single item, a pristine, clean and lush white sofa. As much as I love my current slate grey version (kids + leather sofa = dream team!), I cannot help myself dreaming away about angelic white arrangements, with black and grey touches, completely flooded by gorgeous sunlight streaming in through windows as grand as can be! One day, my dreams will come true! Inspiration courtesy of Pinterest
The 6th of December has come and gone, so time to get the run-up to my pesonal highlight of the year started! A fully-fledged Chistmas lover, I’ve been wanting to break out my Christmas decorations for weeks now, and finally, I get to go all the way! Step one, lighting a gorgeously scented candle! Step two, Christmas tree and decorations galore! Step three, Instagram the jingle bells out of it! Those of you that have been reading this little corner of the blogosphere for a while (thank you so much for that, I love you all!), must already have noticed that I have a certain fondness for all things Alessi, case in point here and here! This year is no different, so when their newest Christmas tree ornaments were released, I could not get my hands on them quickly enough! Delightful, tongue in cheek and more Christmas’y than a Christmas jumper or the bad office party, these ornaments found their place in my tree quicker than you can say “kiss me under the mistletoe!” …
Marble has it! Michelangelo knew it, the Romans knew it and boy, do I know it! Marble has really been having it’s moment these last few moments, with it’s beautiful confluence of white and soft grey popping up everyhere, from serving as the best backdrop for a beauty product shot to being the hottest print for t-shirts and accessories! Marble in my house? Now we’re talking! I’ve been going Pinterest crazy lately, looking for all the marble-infused inspiration I need! Pictures via Pinterest
Kids and a white decor, that sounds like asking for trouble! And still, I just cannot stop dreaming about painting our (not so fantastic, boring beige-brown) wooden floors upstairs (and downstairs if I’m completely honest) a beautiful shade of white! To just jump in, feet first, re-do the entire upper floor and just not think about my wee ones painting and drawing on that pristine white canvas, getting Play Doh stuck in every nook and cranny or black tire marks from just about every Lego vehicle racing from one end of the room to the other. The more I think about, white really is the way to go! Might just have to wait a few more years till after those toddler years, and just be happy dreaming and Pinterest-ing till then….
Every woman needs a little hideaway spot just for themselves, to unwind after a long stressfull day, re-energize and replenish yourself or to just have a little moment to prepare yourself for the day ahead. In an ideal world, I would live a block away from the beach so that I could nip out for 5 minutes every day, but hey, unfortunately we can’t have it all… Another thing I’ve been dreaming about to have for a long, long time is my very own vanity table, a little spot in the bedroom reserved just for me to put my make up on, take it off, experiment a little with new products or just fiff faff about as wel beauty-obsessed bloggers like to do. Obviously, with my well known soft spot for Scandinavian design, a white colour scheme and clean lines, not just any dressing table would do (many vanities have been vetoed because too frilly, too girly or too “bweugh”). An ancillary unit that would look equally striking as my make up haven as a …